Derbyshire Police Federation

Free legal advice for personal injury claims

1 October 2021

The Federation has launched a new helpline to support members – and their families – if they suffer an injury in a road traffic accident and can offer them FREE legal advice so they can seek compensation.

The helpline number is 0808 1965 315.

All other civil personal injury claims now require the completion of a C1 form via the members’ portal. 

“This is just a reminder really that the personal injury service offered by the Federation is free of charge and includes cover for family members,” says Tony Wetton, chair of Derbyshire Police Federation.

Other personal injury claim types in which the Federation can provide legal assistance for members are:  

Clinical negligence


Defective equipment

Chemical exposure

Occupational stress

CICA (appeal/review only)

Training injuries


Hearing loss

Dog bite

Lifting injury

Needle stick injury

Enforcer rapid entry.

The list is not exhaustive, so please contact your reps or the Federation office if you need further assistance.

* Officers’ family members making a claim will need to provide the full details of their officer family member including force, rank and collar number.




July 2024